Brookings Institution – Work on China and India


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Good Ventures awarded a grant of $100,000 to the Brookings Institution to support its work in India and China. To date, the Open Philanthropy Project’s policy-oriented work has focused on U.S. policy because it is easier for us to understand U.S. policy than policy in other countries, and because we believe that policy-oriented philanthropy in the U.S. offers strong opportunities for impact. However, we are also interested in eventually being able to support policy work in other countries.

In order to begin learning about policy infrastructure in both India and China, Good Ventures has decided to support the Brookings Institution’s work on India and China by granting a total of $100,000 over two years. While Brookings will publish its research findings on a range of topics focused on India and China, we will also have private briefings with their scholars and expect that much of what we learn in those conversations will not be public. We hope to share reflections on what we have learned in the future.